Wednesday 18 May 1994
'Heightened senses' are just part of the formula; a cliche and a lie. In the undervalued Jennifer 8, Uma Thurman lays the truth on detective Andy Garcia; no, she can't tell his age from his voice, that's a movie thing, understand? Jennifer 8 bends the rules (the best scene has Thurman casually shoved about at a party until she cries) but skips the big question: why do we find the sight of a blind woman being menaced a thrill? Because empathy is instantly engaged? Or because of the implicit warning: women should be careful not to see too much, even if they're blind. Is that the reason the killer goes straight for his female victims' peepers in Eyes of Laura Mars - so women will know to keep both their eyes and mouths shut?
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